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Judges Say Reporters Must Name Sources in CIA Case

News reporters do not have a 1st Amendment right to refuse to testify about their conversations with government officials, a three-judge panel of a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday, upholding a judge’s order that could put reporters from Time magazine and the New York Times in jail.The decision by the panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the most recent to threaten reporters with imprisonment, seems likely to accelerate congressional efforts to pass a “shield” law allowing reporters to keep the identities of their sources secret.Full Story

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